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February 28, 2024

King City linebacker sets sights on school record for tackles

KING CITY — Last season the King City Mustangs had to replace a lot of key players on its defense with several newcomers making their first varsity appearance, including linebacker Isaac Benavides. For the first time in his high school career, Benavides got an opportunity...

Photo | Purple paradise grows in King City

A jacaranda tree is in full bloom this July on the 100 block of north Mildred Avenue in King City (above, with the Robert Stanton Theater in the background). Some have said jacarandas won’t grow in King City, but at least seven have been...

Cirque Italia to thrill with epic pirate adventure in King City

KING CITY — Have you ever dreamed of going on an epic pirate adventure and discovering a buried treasure? Cirque Italia is giving audiences the opportunity to come along on this thrilling quest in its brand-new production, “Water Circus,” with performances set for July...

Sun Street completes King City campus with new youth center

KING CITY — Sun Street Centers recently celebrated the completion of its Darlene Acosta Youth Center in King City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house. The June 28 celebration marked the final construction phase of Sun Street’s King City campus at 641 Broadway...

Rancho Cielo receives $5,000 in bus passes for students to get to Salinas campus safely

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), facilitated by Monterey County Hospitality Association (MCHA), has donated $5,000 in bus passes to Rancho Cielo so its students from the further reaches of Monterey County can attend class. “Our school serves many students in South County, and one...

Monterey County literacy programs to receive $920K in federal funding

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County AmeriCorps will receive $920,000 in federal funding for literacy programs in the Alisal Union, Chualar Union, King City Union and Monterey Peninsula Unified school districts. “All students deserve a high-quality education, and this funding will help make that possible,” said...

Cooling Centers to open amid excessive heat warning for Monterey County this weekend

MONTEREY COUNTY — County of Monterey is opening Cooling Centers beginning Friday to assist residents living in areas impacted by the Excessive Heat Warning issued for this weekend. All residents in impacted areas should be prepared for high temperatures (ranging from the 90s to near...

King City Mustangs’ Garcia looks forward to leadership role on football team

KING CITY — Last season King City High football player Adrian Garcia was a vital part of the offense, as he was second in receiving yards with 530, and going into his senior year he wants to help elevate his team during his last...

Photo | King City Rotary president ‘robs’ bank after dismissal

On June 28, the King City Rotary Club kicked out its outgoing president, Jessica Riley. This was done by parading Riley around town and having a farewell party. She even “robbed” a bank along the way but was caught by Detective Sgt. Josh Partida...

Escobar wins Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2023 title

SALINAS VALLEY — Rose Escobar of Salinas has been crowned Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2023 and will represent the California Rodeo Salinas as an ambassador for the event and western lifestyle over the next year. The annual competition took place over two days, July 7-8,...
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